How We Help Our Veterans
Hope For The Homeless
Hope For The Homeless
This is our multifaceted community assistance program which includes outreach, monthly Stand Down events and move-in assistance for Homeless Veterans. This project meets a glaring community need for short-term transitional and/or emergency housing.
Wearing our distinctive VET22 (neon yellow) VALOR shirts, we seek out homeless Veterans in the wooded areas along the water’s edge, in abandoned buildings, and under bridges. We need your help! Please notify us when you become aware of a local homeless person so we can offer assistance.
Our weekly Stand Down events provide clothing, food, and a hot meal to our Veteran homeless population.
Help For The Homeless
You can help by donating food, clothing, money or your time as a volunteer to make these events effective. When donating food remember that life is different for the homeless population. Pull top cans, foil pouches, jars of peanut butter and the like are wonderful.
We provide move-in assistance to newly housed Veterans by giving them an initial supply of food and housewares. People living outdoors rarely have furniture, linens or kitchen wares. We provide these items to set them up for success when they move into a home. You can help by donating serviceable items or volunteer to help them move in.
The Major Paul Syverson Veterans Sanctuary (commonly referred to as Paul’s House) is located in the former Hotel Jonas in Polk Township.
Its namesake, Major Paul Syverson, was a highly decorated Special Forces Officer who was killed in a mortar attack in Iraq in 2004.
This restored building continues to serve the community as it has for decades with beds and meals, as well as a renewed mission.
Thanks to the community and countless volunteers we accomplished a “million-dollar home rehab on a $100,000 budget”.
This facility is located at 1130 Scenic Drive, which is the intersection of Highway 534 and Jonas Road, in the town of Kunkletown in rural Monroe County, PA.
Paul’s House accommodates up to 12 Veterans a day. We serve 3 healthy meals a day that are specifically designed to help with health challenges faced by homeless Veterans.
The program is dependent on community donations and our volunteers who generously donate over 5,000 combined hours per month.
Maintenance, cooking, sorting clothing, delivering furniture, and housekeeping are all accomplished thanks to our volunteers
Unusual volunteer opportunities exist sorting clothing and delivering furniture.
If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please call (570) 664-6468 or attend our monthly meeting.
We especially encourage Veterans to come out and provide positive role models.
Our volunteer meetings are 7:00 PM on the first Monday of each month at Paul’s House.
Thank you, the Vets salute you!!
The SGT Kevin Lannon Veterans Sanctuary was donated by Vaughn and Linda Richards.
This former schoolhouse was built in the 1930s and served the local community until it was retired in 1964. This facility is located at the intersection of Routes 586 and 79 in the Village of Fallsburg, in rural Licking County, Ohio.
Rehabilitation of this facility to function as a Homeless Veteran Recovery Center will require significant effort by skilled craftsman. We are asking people who support our Veterans to donate some time and talent to make needed repairs.
For project management, we have divided the project into two parts – schoolhouse and apartment. We are currently working on the schoolhouse. We are currently framing walls and repairing mechanicals. Insulation and drywall will be next.
To volunteer please contact Robert Homman by calling (614) 832-5935.
Address for the building is:
10329 Pleasant Valley Rd. (586)
We believe the road home for some Veterans is disrupted by the emotional scars of war. The statistics of life crisis which affect our returning Veterans are staggering.
Our method to navigate the road to readjustment for these Veterans begins with common ground. They all served their nation, so they understand commitment, rules, purpose, and structure.
They will begin their readjustment with a commitment to us and themselves to work toward a better life and to follow the rules of the program. These rules involve participation in all facets of their own care.
We will provide purpose by involving them in Veteran Outreach and Recovery by mandatory participation in our Stand Down Program. We will provide structure with schedules and assigned responsibilities.